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Oregon Indians: Voices from Two Centuries

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From first encounters in the late eighteenth century to modern tribal economies, this rich documentary history charts the major trends shaping the lives of Oregon Indians and how those Indians perceived their changing world.
Hardcover, 583 pages
Published May 1st 2006 by Oregon State University Press
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Keith Rosson
May 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Epic in scope and attention, and I loved the fact that this isn't a straight-up nonfiction history book; Beckham doesn't espouse his viewpoint on the reader and reinforce it with period texts - instead he does the opposite: a brief introduction to each chapter, and then transcripts of those sources.

An absolutely vital work, heartbreaking and endlessly frustrating for its reinforcement, through a myriad of texts, of just how much relentless warfare - literal, social, economic, religious - has be
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Ryan Mishap
Jan 22, 2009 rated it liked it
I was disappointed that most of this wasn't written by or the recorded words of native people. The closer we get to modern times, the more native voices are included. Beckham takes us back to the 1500s through the journals of explores floating along the now Oregon coast. From there, we get various people commenting on their first contact with native peoples, up to settlers coming, the Rogue Valley Indian (sic) Wars, forced relocation, and up to the present day. I still need to finish the modern ...more
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